During Black Friday weekend ING Direct usually has specials on new bank accounts and this year is no different. For 2012, ING Direct is offering a nice sign-up bonus for their online checking account, Electric Orange. We love using ING Direct as we currently use for most of our banking needs.
$125 Electric Orange Bonus
Open an Electric Orange account November 23rd – 25th and make a total of 10 purchases (either signature or PIN-based) using your Electric Orange Card or 10 CheckMate deposits (or any combination of the two) within 45 days.
Your $125 bonus will be automatically deposited into your account on day 50. Bonus only available for new Electric Orange checking accounts.
Open a Kids Savings Account and get a $10 bonus.
Open a Kids Savings Account November 23rd – 25th and we’ll put a $10 bonus into your new account. Only available when you open a new account with at least one new Customer (either you or the kiddo must be a new Customer to ING DIRECT).
Your $10 bonus starts earning interest upon account opening, and is available for withdrawal after 30 days. A kid-friendly 0.75% variable APY (effective 11/21/2012)
If you want to open a checking account with ING Direct now is a good time as an extra $125 in your account is a nice buffer. If you want to have a savings account for your little one, they have also have a good interest rate.
Using ING Direct for Our Banking
We recommend ING Direct for several reasons and have been happy customers with them for years. We use online bill pay and setting it up the first time was a breeze.
We only need around 15 minutes a month to take care of everything. It’s extremely easy to maintain and we can quickly see what bills are pending and what our balance is at all times.
One of the advantages of using them is that they are a part of the Allpoint network. They have over 35,000 in their free ATM network which makes it incredibly convenient to access our money.
Thoughts on Banking Bonuses
What do you think of the bank bonus from ING Direct? Do you think more banks should offer deals like this for new customers? When looking for a bank, what are some features that matter the most to you? What are some of your favorite banks?